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Congratulations to Chris'Seon Stringer, SR at Taft High School on being named LaRosa's MVP Featured Athlete of the Week! 

Throughout the 2018-19 school year, Chris'Seon led the Senators to a CMAC Championship in Football and Basketball, which included a playoff appearance in football and a District Championship Runner-Up finish in basketball. He was named First Team All-CMAC in both sports. 

In addition to his on-court accomplishments, Stringer spends extra time in the classroom and with teachers to improve his academics, and has recently committed to further his academic and athletic career at the University of Toledo where he'll play football. 

Check out his story by clicking here! 

The term, "student-athlete" often loses it's true meaning when people only see kids compete in games & matches on Friday nights. What goes unnoticed, most times, seems to be the hard work they put in during practice, in the classroom during the school day, and out in the community in their "off time". 

Cincinnati Public Schools makes an effort to recognize deserving student-athletes that embody all three phases listed above. Our goal is to help award students for their efforts in forming a better community around their schools, for embracing challenges in the classroom and working with their peers, for performing at the top level in competition, for being a leader. Ultimately, this is what gives younger students something to look up to and strive for. Our students classify as FAR more than just an athlete - see their stories below! 

September 

Roshni Rai - Aiken High School - Cross Country

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October

Muhammad Bah - Shroder High School - Football

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December

Reggie Taylor-Benton - Western Hills High School - Wrestling

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January

Ti'Aija Christopher - Woodward High School - Basketball 

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Dartanion Battle - Shroder High School - Basketball 

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February 

Maka'la King - Riverview East Academy - Basketball

Alex Solomon - Aiken High School - Basketball

COMING SOON!

In the past week, the CMAC Takeover was in full affect across the city! On the boy's side of things, we saw four CMAC basketball teams reach the District Semi-Finals, with two power-houses playing against each other (again)! Take a look below at who reached the District Semi's and who is moving on! 

Gamble Montessori was defeated by Little Miami on a buzzer beater on Saturday night. Kaden Warner had 28 points for Gamble in a back-and-forth-game! The Gators battled hard all year long and have a lot to look forward to as they only lose one senior! 

Aiken took down the CHL champs, Wyoming on Saturday night with a nine point victory to advance to the District Championship! Jakada Stone and D'arris Dean led the way for the Falcons, each tallying 20+ points. Aiken is back in action at the University of Dayton Arena on Thursday, March 7 at 5:30 pm against Archbishop Alter. 

Hughes went head-to-head with their CMAC rivals, Taft Senators for the third time this season! After splitting the first two match-ups, the teams combined for over 150 points in an exciting game at Mason High School. While the Big Red fought hard, the ultimately fell short. Hughes returns two CMAC first-team selections next year in Paul McMillan IV and Cam McKenzie. 

Taft advanced past Hughes with a 10 point victory, led by Chris'seon Stringer on both sides of the ball! The Senators will play for a District Championship at the University of Dayton Arena on Thursday, March 7 at 9:30 pm against Dayton Northridge.

Photo taken by Tony Tribble - Cincinnati Enquirer

Another great winter sports regular-season has come to an end! Let's take a look at some of the highlights! 

Boys Basketball

Red Division

3-way tie for CMAC Red Champions - Aiken Falcons, Hughes Big Red, Taft Senators 

Player of the Year - Paul McMillan IV, FR (Hughes)

Co-Coaches of the Year - Ty Cass (Aiken), Bryan Wyant (Hughes), Demarco Bradley Sr. (Taft)

Blue Division 

CMAC Blue Champions - Gamble Gators 

Player of the Year - Kaden Warner, SO (Gamble)

Coach of the Year - Roberto Allen (Gamble)

Girls Basketball 

Red Division 

CMAC Red Co-Champions - Hughes Big Red, Taft Senators 

Player of the Year - Ainjul Harper, SO (Taft)

Co-Coaches of the Year - Jasmine Davis (Hughes), Rhonda Craig (Taft)

Blue Division 

CMAC Blue Champions - Gamble Gators 

Player of the Year - Akira Fletcher, SR (Gamble)

Coach of the Year - Le'Eir Harshaw (Gamble)

Wrestling 

CMAC Champions - Aiken Falcons 

Wrestler of the Year - Reggie Taylor-Benton, SR (Western Hills High School)

Coach of the Year - Frank Hull (Shroder)

Academic Quiz Team 

CMAC Champions - Aiken Falcons 

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